A Hummingbird zips along, sipping nectar and humming a song with swiftly beating wings.
The hummingbird zips,
zing-wings buzzing in the breeze
as he searches for his next
in a field full of blooming beauties.
Over listless lilacs and Queen Anne's lace
the echo of his beating wings
singing them invisible lullabies.
Red poppies greet his arrival,
blood-beacons beckoning Hummer
to court a Cardinal Flower,
or perhaps taste the sweet liquid-music
of Trumpet Honeysuckle.
Who is he,
this light-speed avian conductor?
He is valiant buzz-bird,
a composer humming sounds
and sipping sap
from a garden orchestra
while the Universe
bestows upon them all a standing ovation
of serene and silent applause.